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MDSGC-supported students who have been working at internships in aerospace-related research this summer gave presentations on their results at the Morgan State University, School of Engineering Summer Research Symposium.  Dr. Terry Teays, the Assistant Director, gave the keynote talk.  Prizes, including a cash award provided by the Applied Physics Laboratory, were given for the best presentations.  MDSGC student, Daniel Villalobos won first place, with his talk,  AIRSPACESAir-propelled Instrumented Robotic Sensory Platform(s) for Assateague Coastline Environmental Studies.  Villalobos is a student at the University of Maryland College Park and was doing this research at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

HCC students headed to NASA workshop
(Hagerstown, MD) – Four students from Hagerstown Community College have been selected to participate in the National Community College Aerospace Scholars (NCAS) onsite workshop at the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, in November. These students are part of a group of 40 students from the U.S. who were chosen, from more than 100 applicants, to participate in NCAS workshops at three NASA field centers across the country.       
Truman Boyer, an engineering major from Hagerstown; James Coe, an engineering major from Hagerstown; Andrew Guilbert, an engineering major from Sharpsburg; and Samantha Kendle, a math major from Hagerstown, were chosen following the application process which included completion of required college coursework, participation in a five-week online course, and submission of a competitive essay related to STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) fields. The last module of the online course was heavily weighted and involved designing a Mars Rover in a computer modeling program and creating a mission for it to go on.              
During the workshop, the students will have access to NASA staff, missions, and facilities; have the opportunity to network with other high-achieving community college students in the U.S.; work with a NASA mentor-led team to compete in an engineering design challenge; and develop presentations to showcase their teams’ work for a panel of judges.

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MDSGC Balloon Payload Program

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Goal: to provide easy access to “near-space” for students who cannot afford a launch vehicle!

Learn more about the MDSGC BPP.

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